A tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) check is as easy as getting into the car and turning the ignition on. If the TPMS indicator light turns off, the tire pressure … Continue Reading Know Your Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
The computers on modern vehicles receive and process information from many different sensors. When these sensors fail or function incorrectly, it can lead to drivability and safety issues. Our common … Continue Reading Common Automotive Sensor Guide
Camshaft and crankshaft sensors monitor the position of the engine’s crankshaft and camshaft by generating an electrical signal based on the position of the trigger wheel (variable reluctance sensor) or … Continue Reading What Are Camshaft and Crankshaft Sensors?
The anti-lock braking system uses an ABS sensor or wheel sensor to monitor the wheel speed and send this information to the ABS computer. The ABS computer uses this information … Continue Reading What is an ABS Sensor And How Does It Go Bad?
Brake pad sensors are important — here’s how they work.
Up until the late 1980s, most cars had a fairly straightforward throttle control. You stepped on the accelerator pedal which was connected to a cable that actuated a mechanical linkage … Continue Reading What Is An Electronic Throttle Body?
A bad mass air flow sensor can throw off your fuel economy and engine performance. Luckily, it’s a pretty easy fix.
There are a number of designs used to accurately measure air intake to an engine. When it comes to MAP vs. MAF sensors, what’s the difference?
An oxygen sensor is an important part of your vehicle’s emission control system. Can you clean an oxygen sensor or should you replace it?
Car sensors and their functions may seem complicated, but they’re a simple way to make sure essential systems in your vehicle are operating smoothly.